"Feathers! Pearls! Fringe! Fishnets! We were all rocking the AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL Carlyle Club last night!" exclaims Mari A, still riding her 1920s-high, fueled by cakepops, cosmos, and boop-boop-be-doops after the Yelp's Roaring into the Twenties event! This was Yelp NoVA's first Elite Event with their new Community Manager, The Great Gretchensby, at the helm, and it was a definite winner!
Almost 100 Northern Virginia Eliters and their guests (as well as a few of their counterparts from around the DMV) hopped into a time machine and warped straight to the Jazz Age when they walked into the gorgeous, swanky, and thoroughly period-appropriate Carlyle Club!
Many Elites came dressed to the nines in their glad rags. As Rebecca M observed, "All the Bonnie's and Clyde's came out in their roaring best, so it was a feast for the eyes!" Guests got to show off their duds and flash their pearly whites at the photobooth provided by event photographers, Ben Powell Photography!
The Carlyle Club kept our tastebuds tickled and bellies full with a smorgasbord of appetizers and delicious drink specials. There were passed plates of bruschetta, mini spring rolls, crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, bacon-wrapped scallops, roast beef with horseradish sauce, and an entire pasta bar — and that doesn't even cover all of it! For Bryce A, "the food was delicious – I loved the ravioli, the beef and puff pastry appetizers."
A special shout-out goes to Kimberly of Simply Desserts, who provided an amazing display of delectable cakepops for Elites with a hankering for something sweet. Anjali K sums up their deliciousness well in saying, "Anyone who knows me knows my love for cake pops. These were amazing — perfectly moist cake and delicious frosting."
Of course, no swinging Jazz Age party is complete without a big band to jive along to! Elites partied like it was 1929 thanks to the showstopping performance of Doc Scantlin, Chou Chou, and the Imperial Palmettos!
"What really made the night was Doc Scantlin and Chou Chou," croons Eric N. "I had my jazz
hands gettin down while watching them and the band perform!" Chou Chou even convinced a few cooperative Yelpers to help out with the show!
Missed out on the fun this time around? Check out why it's neat to be Elite and find out how you, too, can get the in on events that are the bee's knees!
Gretchen "The Cat's Pajamas" P
Northern Virginia Community Manager